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Openly gay athletes still scarce at Olympic Games

Updated: August 9, 2012, 12:40 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- It has been a great games for gay Olympians -- probably.

British equestrian Carl Hester won gold in team dressage in London. Midfielder Megan Rapinoe has scored three goals for the U.S. women's soccer team and several other lesbian players are part of the Dutch field hockey team heading into Friday's final.

But it's likely there have been more triumphs by gay and lesbian competitors that the world doesn't know about.

There are more than 10,000 athletes competing at ...

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